Well hey again! A Saturday or Sunday post is a rarity around here and somehow I have posted both days this weekend. Today felt like the right day to share a non-design related post. Sundays are usually my day that we go to church, kinda reset for the week and try to just simplify for a day so this post really fit with that. As you know, I shared that a friend of mine’s daughter lost her battle with leukemia a few weeks ago. She was three and she died Mother’s Day weekend. Definitely one of those things that just doesn’t make any sense. I have never been in the proximity of someone who has lost a child so young and I find myself thinking about Barb, the mom, often. How does it feel to lose a child and how do you possibly go on in the weeks/months/years following. But, especially the weeks. I would hope as time goes on that you find a “new normal” and can even feel a little joy but, how do you cope in the immediate weeks after? Barb has started a blog to be as openly honest as she can because she knows that the people around her want to know how she is doing. Her posts break my heart. She recently posted a really great reminder to all of us. It’s the same theme we hear again and again about slowing down, focusing on the people we love, and letting go of distractions but, for some reason, hearing it from her really hit home with me. I know that trying to live without distractions in our day and age is near impossible but, it is possible and I hope to make a very deliberate effort to scale back on those distractions and really be in each moment. It’s hard but so worth it I know. Here is her post and link to her blog if you want to get a little perspective. It’s hard to read but, will hopefully help you simplify if just for today!